Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that defendant Matilda A. Mola, 66, of Mountain Lakes, has been sentenced today in connection with the forgery of $136,800 worth of checks.
On May 19, 2015, Mola pled guilty to 10 counts of Forgery, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1a(2), crimes of the third degree.
On today’s date, the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C. sentenced Mola to a term of 5 years of probation with a condition of serving 364 days in the County Jail at the end of the probation period.
Mola was also ordered to pay the remaining amount of restitution totaling $114,460.00 (prior to her sentencing date, Mola paid approximately $22,340.00 in restitution).
This prosecution stemmed from Mola’s action of forging her sister’s name on 10 courtesy checks totaling $136,800.00 from a Bank of America Line of Credit Account. The account belonged to her sister and brother, Mary and Joseph Mola.